March 3, 2015

A historic project more than 30 years in the making took place on Kauaʻi’s north shore on November 2, 2015 when 10 downy endangered Hawaiian Petrel chicks were flown by helicopter from their montane nesting area to a new colony protected by a predator-proof fence at Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge.

Watch the video to the right to learn more! 

The translocation project is a collaborative effort between KESRP, Pacific Rim Conservation, American Bird Conservancy, Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, DOFAW, DLNR, NARS and PCSU.

For more information on this project see the following links:

New Hope For Hawaiian Petrels, Wandering Souls Of The Sea

Hawaiian Petrel Chicks Thrive Under A Caretaker’s Watchful Eye

A Helicopter Trip To Safety For Rare Hawaiian Petrel Chicks